Password Tools

Asterisk Key
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-02-16
Version: 10.0.3538 – Released: 2010-05-24 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 453 KB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Asterisk Key shows passwords hidden under asterisks. Features:
¤ Uncovers hidden passwords on password dialog boxes and web pages
¤ State of the art password recovery engine – all passwords are recovered instantly
¤ Multilingual passwords are supported
¤ Full install/uninstall support”
Anchor Link Austrumi
License: GNU GPL – Open Source Last Reviewed: 2012-02-16
Version: 1.8.5 – Released: 2009-01-16 Windows: NT, 2000, XP
File Size: 97 MB ISO
“Austrumi is a Linux bootable ISO image for recovering NT passwords and other cool tools and methods, sized for Business Card size CD media (50Mb). It allows you to change any password, including that of the Administrator, on a partition occupied by Windows NT, Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Simply boot the CD and when you get to the initial boot prompt, type:
boot: nt_pass
“This will launch a console utility that will detect Windows partitions on the hard disk and provide you with a menu to modify any user or Administrator passwords on the Windows system. It will even give access to the Windows registry for recovery purposes. Quite a handy utility to keep in your wallet (AUSTRUMI is small enough to fit on a business card-size CD).”
Anchor Link Cain and Abelupdate
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2013-05-15
Version: 4.9.45 – Released: 2013-05-14 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 7.78 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Cain and Abel is a password recovery tool that enables network administrators to test network security, or home users to recover a variety of stored network passwords. The program reports sniffing and recovery of most popular protocols, including FTP, SMTP, POP3, HTTP, mySQL, ICQ, Telnet and others. It can also recover passwords hidden behind asterisk (***), stored in VNC profiles, SQL Server Enterprise Manager, Remote Desktop connections and wireless connections. Other features include LSA Secrets Dumper, Protected Storage password revealer, network enumeration, VoIP filtering and more. Probably one of the most complete network password recovery/security tools you can find. Cain and Abel is intended for network administrators or advanced users. (Expect to be warned of a password cracking tool when installing this software.)”
Anchor Link ChromePass
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-02-26
Version: 1.25 – Released: 2013-02-25 Windows: All
File Size: 146 KB Portable
“ChromePass is a small password recovery tool that allows you to view the user names and passwords stored by Google Chrome Web browser. For each password entry, the following information is displayed: Origin URL, Action URL, User Name Field, Password Field, User Name, Password, and Created Time. You can select one or more items and then save them into text/html/xml file or copy them to the clipboard.
“ChromePass doesn’t require any installation process or additional DLL files. In order to start using ChromePass, simply run the executable file ChromePass.exe. After running it, the main window will display all passwords that are currently stored in your Google Chrome browser.”
Anchor Link Facebook Password Decryptor
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-02-20
Version: 3.0 – Released: 2013-02-20 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 1.84 MB
“Facebook Password Decryptor is the FREE software to instantly recover Facebook account passwords stored by popular Web Browsers and Messengers.
“Most of the applications store the Login passwords to prevent hassale of entering the password everytime by the user. Often these applications use their own proprietary encryption mechanism to store the login passwords including Facebook account passwords. FacebookPasswordDecryptor automatically detects these applications and instantly recovers your encrypted Facebook account password.”
Anchor Link FirePasswordViewer
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-02-20
Version: 4.5 – Released: 2013-02-19 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 1.9 MB Portable
Requires: Firefox
“FirePasswordViewer designed to recover login passwords stored by Firefox. Like other browsers, Firefox also stores the login details such as username, password for every website visited by the user at the user consent. All these secret details are stored in Firefox sign-on database securely in an encrypted format. FirePasswordViewer can instantly decrypt and recover these secrets even if they are protected with master password. Features of FirePasswordViewer:
• Instantly decrypt and recover stored encrypted passwords from ‘Firefox Sign-on Secret Store’ for all versions of Firefox.
• Supports recovery of passwords from local system as well as remote system.
• It can recover passwords from Firefox secret store even when it is protected with master password.
• Automatically discovers Firefox profile location based on installed version of Firefox.
• Passwords are not shown by default for security reasons as it is sensitive data. However user can toggle this behavior.
• On successful recovery operation, username, password along with a corresponding login website is displayed.
• Sort feature to arrange the displayed password list by username, password or website which makes it easy to search through 100’s of entries.
• User can save the recovered Firefox password list to HTML file for transferring to other system or for future use.
• Easy and faster to use with its enhanced user friendly interface.
• Does not require any installation as it is standalone portable tool and can be run directly on any system.”
Anchor Link GooglePasswordDecryptor
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-17
Version: 5.0 – Released: 2013-03-15 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 1.9 MB
“GooglePasswordDecryptor is the FREE tool to instantly recover stored Google account passwords by various Google applications as well as popular web browsers. Most of the Google’s desktop applications such as GTalk, Picassa, etc. store the Google account passwords to prevent hassale of entering the password everytime for the user. Even the web browsers store the sign-on passwords including Google account passwords in an encrypted format. GooglePasswordDecryptor automatically crawls through each of these applications and recovers the encrypted Google account password.
“Google uses the single centralized account for managing all of its services such as Gmail, Picassa, GTalk, iGoogle, Desktop Search, etc. Since all of these core services are controlled by one account, losing the password will easily make one’s life miserable. Also trying the Google password recovery service will turn out to be useless unless you have setup the secondary account for receiving the password and you remember all the personal details that you have entered at the time of account creation.
“In such cases, GooglePasswordDecryptor helps in recovering any stored Google account password from various desktop applications and web browsers.
Anchor Link KeePass Password Safe
License: BSD – Open Source Last Reviewed: 2013-04-06
Version: 2.22 – Released: 2013-04-05 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8 and Wine
File Size: 2.36 MB Portable version available on-site
Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“KeePass is a free/open-source password manager or safe which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. You can put all your passwords in one database, which is locked with one master key or a key-disk. So you only have to remember one single master password or insert the key-disk to unlock the whole database. The databases are encrypted using the best and most secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES and Twofish).
“KeePass currently is available in two different editions: 1.x and 2.x. They are fundamentally different (2.x is not based on 1.x). They mainly differ in portability and functionality:
• KeePass 1.x: Runs on all Windows systems with GDI+ (already included in Windows XP and higher). Does not need to be installed; is portable. Fewer features than 2.x.
• KeePass 2.x: Runs on all Windows systems with Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or higher (already included in Windows Vista and higher) and other operating systems (Linux, Mac OS X, etc.) with Mono. Does not need to be installed; is portable.”
Anchor Link OperaPassView
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-02-16
Version: 1.05 – Released: 2011-01-09 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 44 KB Portable
“OperaPassView is a small password recovery tool that decrypts the content of the Opera Web browser password file (wand.dat) and displays the list of all Web site passwords stored in this file. You can easily select one or more passwords in the OperaPassView window, and then copy the passwords list to the clipboard and save it into text/html/csv/xml file.”
Anchor Link PassBox
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-21
Version: V1 – Released: 2013-04-21 Windows: 7, 8
File Size: 273 KB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“PassBox is a handy little tool that will remember all your passwords. You just have to set and remember one password for PassBox, and you can save all the other passwords in it. And if you forget your PassBox password, you can use the forgot password option and you will receive an e-mail on your recovery e-mail address, giving you the new password.
“PassBox can even suggest passwords for your account. Just hit the Generate button and the password generator appears in a new window. You just have to select the length of the password and whether or not you need special characters in the password.”
Anchor Link Password Meter
License: GNU GPL – Open Source Last Reviewed: 2012-02-16
Version: 2.0 – Rev. 100518 Free Online
“This application is designed to assess the strength of password strings. The instantaneous visual feedback provides the user a means to improve the strength of their passwords, with a hard focus on breaking the typical bad habits of faulty password formulation. Since no official weighting system exists, we created our own formulas to assess the overall strength of a given password. Please note, that this application does not utilize the typical ‘days-to-crack’ approach for strength determination. We have found that particular system to be severely lacking and unreliable for real-world scenarios. This application is neither perfect nor foolproof, and should only be utilized as a loose guide in determining methods for improving the password creation process.”
Anchor Link Password Recovery Software
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2012-02-16
Version: – Released: 2006-09-11 Windows: 98, Me, 2000, XP, 2003
File Size: 1.4 MB
“ABF Password Recovery is a program to retrieve lost or forgotten passwords for many popular programs. Passwords can be recovered for current installation of Windows only. All passwords are recovered instantly. There are some useful tools inside the program, such as: Password picker, Hidden passwords browser, Personal folder recovery.
“Program interface is customized, so the users can change it, according to their preferences. The current version supports following programs:
♦ MS Internet Explorer – passwords HTTP protected items and FTP accounts.
♦ MS Outlook Express – passwords to identities; mail, news, and LDAP accounts.
♦ MS Office Outlook – passwords to mail and LDAP accounts; PST files.
♦ MS Office Access – passwords to MDB files.
♦ Total Commander – passwords to FTP accounts.
♦ FAR manager – passwords to FTP accounts.
“The number of supported programs and features will be increased in future releases.”
Anchor Link Password Safe
License: GNU GPL – Open Source Last Reviewed: 2012-12-29
Version: 3.30 – Released: 2012-12-29 Windows: All
File Size: 15.3 MB Portable
Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Password Safe is an Open Source (free) tool that allows you to have a different password for all the different programs and websites that you deal with, without actually having to remember all those usernames and passwords. Originally created by Bruce Schneier’s Counterpane Labs, Password Safe has opened its source.”
[ Note: Password Safe also runs on PCs without being installed on the hard drive. You can put the program on a USB memory key, encrypt and store your data on the device, and access your passwords on any computer. Ed. ]
Anchor Link Password Security Scanner
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-05-04
Version: 1.17 – Released: 2013-05-04 Windows: 2000 and up to Windows 7
File Size: 189 KB Portable
“This utility scans the passwords stored by popular Windows applications (Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and more…) and displays security information about all these passwords. The security information of every stored password includes the total number of characters, number of numeric characters, number of lowercase/uppercase characters, number of repeating characters, and password strength. You can use this tool to determine whether the passwords used by other users are secured enough, without watching the passwords themselves.”
Anchor Link PasswordFox
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-01-29
Version: 1.35 – Released: 2013-01-26 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 58 KB Portable
“PasswordFox is a small password recovery tool that allows you to view the user names and passwords stored by Mozilla Firefox Web browser. By default, PasswordFox displays the passwords stored in your current profile, but you can easily select to watch the passwords of any other Firefox profile. For each password entry, the following information is displayed: Record Index, Web Site, User Name, Password, User Name Field, Password Field, and the Signons filename.”
Anchor Link Perfect Passwords
License: Free Online Last Reviewed: 2012-02-16
“Generating long, high-quality random passwords is not simple. So here is some totally random raw material, generated just for YOU, to start with. Every time this page is displayed, our server generates a unique set of custom, high quality, cryptographic-strength password strings which are safe for you to use.”
Anchor Link Perfect Paper Passwords
License: Free on-line Last Reviewed: 2012-02-16
“Almost without exception, today’s Internet users prove their identity online using a fixed account name and password. In the past, this simple system provided sufficient security. But with the growing popularity of online banking and eCommerce, the value of stealing online identities has skyrocketed. And the increasing presence and spyware and malware on innocent users’ computers means that users can be watched while logging onto their banking and other eCommerce sites. Once their logon credentials have been ‘captured’ and stolen, Internet criminals can easily assume their identity.
“The trouble with a username and password is that they never change. We create them, write them down or memorize them, then use them over and over again. What has been needed is an inexpensive system that provides something which changes everytime it is used. GRC’s Perfect Paper Passwords system offers a simple, safe and secure, free and well documented solution that is being adopted by a growing number of security-conscious Internet facilities to provide their users with state-of-the-art cryptographic logon security.”
Anchor Link Protected Storage Pass View
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-02-16
Version: 1.63 – Released: 2006-06-30 Windows: 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP
File Size: 33 KB Portable
Requires: IE Versions 4.0-6.0
“Protected Storage PassView is a small utility that reveals the passwords stored on your computer by Internet Explorer, Outlook Express and MSN Explorer. The passwords are revealed by reading the information from the Protected Storage. This utility can show 4 types of passwords:
1. Outlook passwords
2. AutoComplete passwords in Internet Explorer
3. Password-protected sites in Internet Explorer
4. MSN Explorer Passwords
“In the new version 7.0 of Internet Explorer (IE7), the Protected Storage is not used for saving passwords anymore, and thus after installing IE7, this utility won’t display new passwords that you type in IE7 browser.
For more information about passwords in Internet Explorer 7, read this:
( nirsoft article on IE7 passwords )
A new utility that can extract the passwords of Internet Explorer 7:
( IE PassView )
Anchor Link RememberMe
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2012-02-16
Version: 1.9 – Released: 2010-06-29 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 1.85 MB
“RememberMe is a free password manager that stores your passwords securely. It uses 128-bit AES encryption along with your personal profile information to ensure you are the only user that can access your passwords. Benefits:
• It’s completely free!!
• All passwords are stored in an encrypted, password protected database.
• Create multiple password protected profiles.
• Create different categories for your passwords for easy of organization.
• Easily add new categories and locations that are specific to only your profile.”
Anchor Link RoboForm
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-05-09
Version: – Released: 2013-05-08 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 12.6 MB Requires: IE, Chrome or Firefox
“RoboForm is a push-button web form filler with some serious Artificial Intelligence (AI) inside. RoboForm allows you to define your personal profile or ‘usual’ responses to a web form. This information is then saved within RoboForm, and when you need to fill a form, just click Fill Forms button, and form is filled out.
“Being fully client-based RoboForm can be very fast, it never disables web site functions and AI RoboForm can also work in pop-up HTML windows. The most important feature of AI RoboForm is high accuracy — it fills 95% of all fields correctly. Features:
• AutoSave passwords in browser
• AutoFill passwords to login form
• Click Login button for you
• Fill personal info into online forms
• Save offline passwords and notes
• Generate Secure Random Passwords
• Encrypt passwords and personal info using 3-DES
• All personal info is stored on your computer only
• Put passwords on USB KeyChain for extra security
• Sync your passwords and safenotes to a Palm
• Backup and Restore, Print your passwords”
Anchor Link RoboForm2Go
License: Free – Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-05-09
Version: – Released: 2013-05-08 Windows: XP, Vista, 2008, 7, 8
File Size: 13.5 MB Portable
“RoboForm2Go gives you the freedom and flexibility to carry all your passwords, contacts, and bookmarks, with you for use on any computer — anywhere in the world. Since RoboForm2Go runs directly from the USB drive, you can use it on any computer without leaving any personal data behind. You can enjoy RoboForm2Go worry free knowing that it encrypts your information with military level AES encryption to achieve complete security.”
Anchor Link RouterPassView
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-13
Version: 1.47 – Released: 2013-04-13 Windows: 2000 up to 8
File Size: 105 KB Portable
“Most modern routers allow you to backup the configuration of the router into a file, and then restore the configuration from the file when it’s needed. The backup file of the router usually contains important data like your ISP user name/password, the login password of the router, and wireless network keys. If you lost one of these password/keys, but you still have a backup file of your router configuration, RouterPassView might help you to recover your lost password from your router file.
“Due to large amount of router models available in the market, it’s impossible to support all of them. For now, RouterPassView supports a limited number of router models, and I’ll gradually add support for more routers in future versions. Also, be aware that even if your router is not in the list, you can still try to open your router backup file with RouterPassView, because some routers are sold with different brand name, but they still use the same software/chipset of other routers.”
[See the Web site for a complete list of the routers currently supported; Ed.]
Anchor Link Sticky Password
License: Free and Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-02
Version: – Released: 2013-04-02 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 13.8 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Sticky Password remembers your passwords for selected web sites and application dialogs, and can automatically enter it for you. Once you have setup your account, you never have to type your username and password information again. In addition, the program can integrate with the windows title bar and provide quick access to account logins, or to add a new account. It also offers direct integration with Internet Explorer and Firefox, which allows you to auto-login with either one of these browsers. Other features include a password generator, and import/export, as well as password backup.”
Anchor Link WebBrowserPassView
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-05-04
Version: 1.40 – Released: 2013-05-03 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 216 KB Portable
Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“WebBrowserPassView is a password recovery tool that reveals the passwords stored by the following Web browsers: Internet Explorer (Version 4.0 – 9.0), Mozilla Firefox (All Versions), Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera. This tool can be used to recover your lost/forgotten password of any Website, including popular Web sites, like Facebook, Yahoo, Google, and GMail, as long as the password is stored by your Web Browser. After retrieving your lost passwords, you can save them into text/html/csv/xml file, by using the ‘Save Selected Items’ option (Ctrl+S).”
Anchor Link WirelessKeyView
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-21
Version: 1.65 – Released: 2013-04-18 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 65 KB Portable
Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“WirelessKeyView recovers all wireless network keys (WEP/WPA) stored in your computer by the ‘Wireless Zero Configuration’ service of Windows XP and by the ‘WLAN AutoConfig’ service of Windows Vista. It allows you to easily save all keys to text/html/xml file, or copy a single key to the clipboard.”